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What would a Fillon presidency mean for French foreign policy?

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

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Van der Bellen and Hofer neck and neck ahead of Austrian run off vote

Alexander van der Bellen, an independent candidate, is neck and neck with Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) ahead of a re-run of Austria’s run-off presidential…

Alexander van der Bellen, an independent candidate, is neck and neck with Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) ahead of a re-run of Austria’s run-off presidential…

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Fatah re-elects Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

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Haiti elects new president

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

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Two women defy the odds to run for president in Somalia

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

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Marine Le Pen won't be France's next president, says Juncker

Jean Claude Juncker addresses the 'big issues' affecting Europe and the EU today. From Trump, to Brexit and the rise of the far-right.

Jean Claude Juncker addresses the 'big issues' affecting Europe and the EU today. From Trump, to Brexit and the rise of the far-right.

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Post-truth era

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

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Is Moldova heading for an early election?

The pro-Russian winner of Moldova's presidential election says he will push for early parliamentary elections next year.

The pro-Russian winner of Moldova's presidential election says he will push for early parliamentary elections next year.

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Trump triumph 'invites Putin to launch more invasions'

Donald Trump’s election triumph undermines Europe’s security and invites Vladimir Putin to launch further invasions, it’s been claimed. The

Donald Trump’s election triumph undermines Europe’s security and invites Vladimir Putin to launch further invasions, it’s been claimed. The

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Business winners and losers from the Trump presidency

The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.

The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.

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Twitter mocks Nigerian preacher for deleting anti-Trump prophecy

Popular Nigerian television evangelist, T.B. Joshua, has deleted the Facebook post in which he predicted a close contest in the United States (US) elections of November 8.

Popular Nigerian television evangelist, T.B. Joshua, has deleted the Facebook post in which he predicted a close contest in the United States (US) elections of November 8.

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Republicans rejoice over Trump victory

While many among Clinton’s supporters have been shocked by the result of the election, Trump fans say they were confident all along and are delighted with the…

While many among Clinton’s supporters have been shocked by the result of the election, Trump fans say they were confident all along and are delighted with the…

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US presidential candidates release last campaign ads

US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have released their final campaign ads on the eve of election day.

US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have released their final campaign ads on the eve of election day.

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Trump back on campaign after Reno gun drama

The US Republic Party's presidential candidate is targeting Democratic strongholds ahead of Tuesday's vote.

The US Republic Party's presidential candidate is targeting Democratic strongholds ahead of Tuesday's vote.

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America's Republicans fail to connect with Latino electorate

Hispanics, either US-born or naturalised, will soon be America's largest minority community and already count electorally as much as African-Americans. In certain states their role is crucial in gaini

Hispanics, either US-born or naturalised, will soon be America's largest minority community and already count electorally as much as African-Americans. In certain states their role is crucial in gaini

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Women hold key vote in US election but have little love for either candidate

Women are the the largest group of registered voters in America, and might normally be expected to back the country's first-ever female candidate for president, especially as the three-times divorced

Women are the the largest group of registered voters in America, and might normally be expected to back the country's first-ever female candidate for president, especially as the three-times divorced

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Pirates set to make big gains but not enough to take over Iceland

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to make significant gains in the country’s parliamentary elections, but not as big as previously predicted.

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to make significant gains in the country’s parliamentary elections, but not as big as previously predicted.